I thought Jack Valenti was wrong about most of the tech-policy issues that he spoke about, but I'm going to miss that guy... One of the lingering regrets of my career is showing up a few minutes late to a Post boardroom luncheon with Valenti that had started with him denouncing a column I'd written about the MPAA's "technological totalitarianism." When I sat down, then-managing editor Steve Coll leaned over to summarize Valenti's opening statement as "he took your name in vain"; I felt like I'd missed the whole show.
I used to worship the mighty genius of Michael Angelo that man who was great in poetry, painting, sculpture, architecture great in every thing he undertook. But I do not want Michael Angelo for breakfast for luncheon for dinner for tea for supper for between meals. I like a change, occasionally.mark twain